Quote of the Day: Yakov Smirnoff

In Russia we only had two TV channels. Channel One was propaganda. Channel Two consisted of a KGB officer telling you: Turn back at once to Channel One.

Many people are surprised to hear that we have comedians in Russia, but they are there. They are dead, but they are there.

Russian men have a saying: “Women are like buses…” That’s it.

Many people are surprised to hear that we have comedians in Russia, but they are there. They are dead, but they are there.

Happy 67th birthday to Yakov Smirnoff!!!

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Remember That Song: 1/24/18

Can you name the artist and song:

A friend is someone you need
But now that he had to go away
I still feel the words that he might say


Last Song: “Dare Me” by The Pointer Sisters from the album Contact (1985)

Great job Andy (@Torahguy)!!!

Baby, make your move
Step across the line
Touch me one more time

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Top 40 Songs This Week: January 19, 1985 – Songs 40-31

Welcome back to a new week of the Top 40 countdown! This will be a slightly different format. My comments will be limited to 1 or 2 sentences. If you would like to hear the song/see the video on YouTube, you can click on the song title. If you’d like to listen or buy the song from Amazon, you can click on the album cover. We are in the heart of the 80s for this countdown, so there will be some great songs this week. So, let’s Return to the week ending January 19, 1985, and begin the countdown.


40. “The Old Man Down the Road” by John Fogerty

Remember when we had to hidey-hide, and jump and run because the old man was down the road? Well fellas, the table has turned. 32 years later, we are the old man down the road.

 

39. “Mistake No. 3” by Culture Club

Mistake No. 1 = “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me”
Mistake No. 2 = Thinking Boy George was a woman, despite his name

 

38. “In Neon” by Elton John

Maybe things would be less depressing if we Returned to a time where we dress in neon again. It would make world a brighter place.

 

37. “The Heat is On” by Glenn Frey

The world would also be a less depressing place if we had fun songs like this.

 

 

 

36. “Sugar Walls” by Sheena Easton

My innocence was lost when I discovered that Sheena Easton was singing about her poontang in this Prince-penned song.

35. “No More Lonely Nights” by Paul McCartney

Great song from a not so great movie.

34. “Money Changes Everything” by Cyndi Lauper

I’ll take your word for it, Cyndi.

33. “Tender Years” by John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band

The other song from Eddie and the Cruisers.

32. “Misled” by Kool & The Gang

My favorite Kool & The Gang song.

31. “Bruce” by Rick Springfield

I never knew this existed. And yes, it is about THE Bruce.

 

 

 


That wraps up today’s list of songs. I’m liking this countdown so far. Come back tomorrow as we continue the countdown.

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Remember That Song: 1/23/18

Can you name the artist and song:

Baby, make your move
Step across the line
Touch me one more time


Last Song: “After The Fall” by Journey from the album Frontiers (1983)

You meant more to me
Than I let you see
You held on somehow
All your tenderness
And your sweet caress
I miss you now

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Remember That Song: 1/22/18

Can you name the artist and song:

You meant more to me
Than I let you see
You held on somehow
All your tenderness
And your sweet caress
I miss you now


Last Song: “Catch Me I’m Falling” by Pretty Poison from the album Catch Me I’m Falling (1988)

You came into my life
The look in your eyes
Took me by surprise
It’s you
And nobody else

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Remember That Song: 1/19/18

Can you name the artist and song:

You came into my life
The look in your eyes
Took me by surprise
It’s you
And nobody else


Last Song: “Hold Me Now” by Thompson Twins from the album Into the Gap (1984)

Great job Roy (@rbutt14) and Candy (@candyissodandy)!!!

You ask if I love you
Well, what can I say?
You know that I do
And that this is just one
Of those games that we play

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Remember That Song: 1/18/18

Can you name the artist and song:

You ask if I love you
Well, what can I say?
You know that I do
And that this is just one
Of those games that we play


Last Song: “Every Time You Go Away” by Paul Young from the album The Secret of Association (1985)

Great job Brent (@jonbrent13)!!!

I can’t go on sayin’ the same thing
‘Cause can’t you see, we’ve got everything
Do you even know you know?

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Quote of the Day: Field of Dreams

Terence Mann: People will come Ray. The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it’s a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh… people will come Ray. People will most definitely come.

Happy 87th birthday to James Earl Jones!!!

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